[GiNaC-list] questions about CLN build system [Was: about CLN versus win32 patch]

Sheplyakov Alexei varg at theor.jinr.ru
Thu Aug 3 09:42:00 CEST 2006

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 12:24:53AM +0200, Richard B. Kreckel wrote:
> Sheplyakov Alexei wrote:
> >As you have noticed, that patch was not for CVS version. I couldn't use
> >it because of numerious auto* tools errors:
> >
> >$ autoreconf -iv
> >autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
> >autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
> >autoreconf: configure.ac: tracing
> >autoreconf: running: libtoolize --copy
> >Using `AC_PROG_RANLIB' is rendered obsolete by `AC_PROG_LIBTOOL'
> >Putting files in AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR, `autoconf'.
> >libtoolize: `config.guess' exists: use `--force' to overwrite
> >libtoolize: `config.sub' exists: use `--force' to overwrite
> >libtoolize: `ltmain.sh' exists: use `--force' to overwrite
> >autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf
> >autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoheader
> >autoheader: warning: missing template: CL_USE_GMP
> >autoheader: Use AC_DEFINE([CL_USE_GMP], [], [Description])
> >autoheader: warning: missing template: CL_VERSION
> >autoheader: warning: missing template: CL_VERSION_MAJOR
> >autoheader: warning: missing template: CL_VERSION_MINOR
> >autoheader: warning: missing template: CL_VERSION_PATCHLEVEL
> >autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoheader failed with exit status: 1
> > 
> >
> Oops, sorry. Last two times I tried to switch to system-provided auto* 
> it turned out a nightmare. Before that, it had turned out a nightmare 
> for Bruno. So, for the time being:
> $ make -f Makefile.devel configures
> Maybe the time would be ripe, now. I don't know.

[huge snip]
> Okay, but as I mentioned: not all auto* tools are used.
What is (was) the reason of that? Would you accept a patch which converts
CLN build system to usual automake/autoconf/libtool?

Best regards,

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

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